Country: Argentina Region: Lujan de Cuya, Mendoza
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage: 2013
Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Aurelio Montes Baseden
Chile and Argentina. In the same way, Montes, the Chilean winery, crossed the Andes to set up in Mendoza. Their vineyards are situated in the heart of Mendoza and further to the south in Valle de Uco, where many of the premium producers are now sourcing their fruit. The focus is primarily on Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, a variety that has been somewhat forgotten as Malbec has surfed one wave of success after another in the past decade. As a result, there are many old vineyards in Mendoza that produce excellent fruit. Kaiken's own vineyards supply 70% of their production requirements and 30% is from vineyards that they control.
Ageing Potential: 4 - 5 years
Deep ruby in colour. Fresh red fruits intermingle with aromas of tobacco and spices. On the palate, the wine is soft and vibrant with a pleasant finish that reflects the fruit aromas. The long, captivating finish has great complexity and spicy notes, typical of the variety.
Food Matches: Chicken / Beef / Tomato / Mushroom / Hard cheeses